How do experts inspect structure and equipment that is hundreds of feet in the air, continually burning hydrocarbon waste by-products at high temperatures, and acquire close-up views of all the components while the system remains in constant operation? They utilize SkyViewHD®’s cutting edge technology to perform refinery flare inspections.
In addition to high expense, traditional inspections with workers hanging from ropes is extremely dangerous. It is not only expensive but difficult to take a flare offline to perform an inspection. This may result in risky choices like using a lift, climbing a nearby structure or even climbing the flare while it’s still in operation. Another far more expensive option is using helicopters, but that can have limited results and chemical plants and refineries are typically no-fly zones, so making these visual inspections is only possible from a distance. But distance and weather compromise the effectiveness of an inspection.